Di Maria, Verratti return for PSG ahead of Barca tie

di maria verratti return for psg ahead of barca tie

Paris Saint-Germain’s Argentinian forward Angel Di Maria looks on during the French Cup football match between Sochaux (FCSM) and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) on February 6, 2018 at the Auguste Bonal Stadium in Montbeliard, eastern France. / AFP PHOTO / SEBASTIEN BOZON

Angel Di Maria and Marco Verratti will be available for Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League clash against Barcelona, the Ligue 1 club said Friday after clearing them to return in the French Cup this weekend.

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Di Maria has missed the past month with a thigh injury while a foot problem sidelined Verratti for PSG’s last two games in Ligue 1. However, the pair are fit for Saturday’s last 32 tie away to Brest.

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Neymar remains unavailable having been ruled out of the 4-1 victory over Barca at the Camp Nou on February 16 with a groin injury.

The Brazilian is still working his way back to fitness and only took part in a portion of Friday’s team training session.

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He is unlikely to feature against his former club in the last 16 return leg at the Parc des Princes next Wednesday.

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